By Kenya, Travel

There are so many reasons to experience global travel. Each place you visit will impact your life. Traveling to Kenya will provide you with a unique and enriching experience. As one of the more developed countries in Africa, it is an amazing blend of culture and wildlife.

For fun, here’s a list of the top ten great reasons to visit Kenya:

1. Kenya, the country is a life changing experience. A trip to Kenya will change your perception of the world. Travelers will see wild animals, sacred villages, beautiful beaches, and make lasting friendships. The people are authentic and have a passion for life and others. The simplicity of life positively imprints on you. Community is ingrained in who and what they are and it transcends the country as a whole. Their enthusiasm can reignite your passion for life as well. You will be forever changed.

2. Kenyan safari is an experience like no other. It permits you to truly see animals in their natural habitats. Have you ever wanted to see elephants roaming free? Rhinos? Lions? Hundreds of animal species are viewed on safari. Imagine the vast wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara, thousands of flamingos in Lake Nakuru or herds of elephants in Amboseli with the stagger- ing Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Get ready to grab your camera and take a picture!

3. Kenyan beaches are soft white sand edging crystal blue waters. The ocean breeze cause the waves to gently crash onto the shore. The beaches offer relaxation and activities including fabulous snorkeling, dolphin sighting and much more. Mombasa’s most famous beach, Diani Beach, is considered one of the top ranked beaches in the world. Locals thrive off these waters; from tourism to fishing, providing a way of life for Kenyans. One can find locals carving crafts out of coconuts or offering camel rides along the shore.

4. Kenyan cuisine features very flavorful entrees. Home cooked meals with items sourced from local farmers; fresh vegetables and meats all supported by local Kenyans. Roasted meats provide nourishment as well as amazing aromas, satisfying and hearty stews and seasoned cornmeal bread brim with robust zest; Kenyan food is truly delicious.

5. Kenyan people captivate you. They are well known for being extremely passionate. They laugh easily and genuinely. When you ask how they are doing, they will tell you how they really are. They love to work as a community and value family and friendships. These passionate people show their enthusiasm for life and family in all that they do.

6. Kenyan coffee is fantastic and their bean plantations are well worth visiting. Visitors will have a tremendous experience. Coffee, once a heavily exported item, has seen a decline in recent years. Regardless, this doesn’t diminish the rich flavor of Kenyan coffee or the exacting work to develop the perfect cup.

7. Kenyan railways such as the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway (SGR) is the Chinese built/funded system closely following the old Lunatic Express line. This train experience from Nairobi to Mombasa is an amazing adventure. While not designated as a safari experience, it is common to see zebras, elephants, lions or other wildlife from the train cars.

8. Kenya waterfalls are exquisite. If you are an enthusiast, you will be delighted by the variety and size. From Fourteen Falls to Limuru Falls, there are at least eight different and larger destinations. Waterfalls provide not only breathtaking views, but are also a wonderful place to spot various wildlife. Many different animals stop to drink or bathe in these majestic falls.

9. Mount Kenya is a national park with over 276 square miles of protected land. Most of this park is at elevations over 9800 ft high, making it the tallest white capped mountain in Kenya. The Republic of Kenya is named after this mountain.

10. Kenyan aviary life is bountiful with over 1000 species. If you have an appreciation for these lovely creatures, you will be overjoyed at the variety and availability. If you are a flamingo aficionado, you will want to check out the extravagant number of these unique birds. While flamingos can be found year round in Kenya, they are at their densest population from November through May.

If you have the time and opportunity, a visit to Kenya will change your life and your world view!

Last modified: August 25, 2023

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